Dafna Linzer has two important pieces on the habeas petition of Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman which should both be read in full. This one describes how the government’s case against Uthman, which alleges that he was one of Osama bin Laden’s guards, relies on the following testimony: A statement from Hakim Abd Al Karim Amin [...]
|By: emptywheel Friday October 8, 2010 10:23 am|
|By: emptywheel Friday September 3, 2010 2:49 pm|
This is a rather interesting pre-holiday document dump: The Pentagon’s war crimes appeals court announced without explanation Friday that the full U.S. Court of Military Commission Review, not a smaller panel, would review the conviction of Osama bin Laden’s driver, now free and living in Yemen. [snip] A three-judge panel heard both sides of the [...]
|By: emptywheel Saturday March 27, 2010 6:58 am|
Jeff Sessions has already seized on yesterday’s release of DOJ’s list of 390 terrorist convictions and twisted it to sustain his claim that we need to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a military commission. Much of his response consists of making non-specific claims about individuals on the list in an attempt to minimize the applicability [...]
|By: emptywheel Thursday July 9, 2009 6:46 am|
David Kris says that the charge that the only convictions we’ve gotten from military commissions thus far may be illegal.
|By: emptywheel Thursday October 30, 2008 3:26 pm|
Not only did Michael Mukasey, in his most reasonable act as AG, refuse to act on Bush’s request that he help Ohio Republicans prevent 200,000 voters from voting.
But now, the military judge in charge of Hamdan’s Show Trial has refused the Bush Administration’s request that the jury re-sentence Hamdan so he won’t be released on Bush’s watch.